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201.1g Unclassified HED | Meteorite Fragment with Stunning Flow Lines

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  • $ 6,033.00


On Offer: 201.1g fragment of an unclassified HED with stunning flow lines. These types of specimens are far and few between. 
Type: Unclassified HED
Parent Body: Vesta or Vestoid
Description:  201.1 gram fragment of an utterly amazing unclassified HED (very likely diogenite) with incredible fusion crust and flow-lines, as well as extensive green pyroxene crystals and black chromite crystals dispersed throughout the meteorite. I have almost 1Kg of this material and will likely classify it, but I cannot guarantee it. However, if the buyer of this specimen would like to classify it themselves, we can offer an additional 20g of the same meteorite upon request at $15g for sample and donation purposes. We can also assist with the classification process for an additional fee, also upon buyer request.
The HED Meteorites: The HED meteorite group is so named for the three types of meteorites that comprise the group; Howardite, Eucrite and Diogenite. The Eucrite and Diogenite are distinct meteorites, while the Howardite is a mix of the Eucrite and Diogenite lithologies. The HEDs are differentiated achondritic meteorites previously thought to originate from Vesta, but now leading researchers are starting to think they originated from a Vesta-like asteroid (not Vesta itself) that was destroyed long ago. This is because we also find iron meteorites with similar isotopic genetics as the HED, leading researchers to conclude the HED meteorites come from a large Vestan-like body that was in a large enough collision to also liberate pat or all of its metal core.
What you get:  201.1 unclassified HED meteorite specimen as shown, & signed Certificate of Authenticity.
I offer a 100% no questions asked 15 day return policy.

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